Monthly Archives: November 2012

Winter Reading

December is almost here and it’s a great time to do some serious reading and research about the Appalachian Trail. I would like to mention a few good books here that I have read and a few more that I … Continue reading

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My AT Gear List

An important part of the AT thru-hike planning process is buying (or borrowing) and testing the clothing and other gear that will support you for about five months. There’s so much information available on the internet that it can be … Continue reading

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Overnight Training Trip

In mid-October I did an overnight backpacking trip on the AT to check out some of my gear, especially my new MSR Hubba tent. My wife dropped me off on VA Route 56 east of Montebello at about 10:30 am … Continue reading

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My Shoes and Socks

I plan to wear the same shoe/sock combination on the AT that I wore on the Camino de Santiago. On the Camino I was one of the very few people who did not get a blister on the 500 mile … Continue reading

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Training and Planning

In a little over four months I will be starting my AT thru-hike! It’s hard to believe that this lifelong dream is so close to becoming a reality. Starting on about April 1st my job will be to walk, camp, … Continue reading

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What’s in a Name?

I plan to use this blog to document my 2013 Appalachian Trail thru-hike and I hope that you’ll be interested in reading about my adventure and even following me if you like my posts. I plan to begin the hike … Continue reading

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